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Community Corner: Cultural festivals, bike rides, book sales

Community events for the weekend of Nov. 3-4, 2012, include Cultural Crossroads Festival; Polish Fall Bazaar; and Newport Way Library Book Sale.

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Cultural Crossroads Festival

Ethnic entertainment on two stages, international bazaar marketplace, interactive Lego display for kids, Dolls of the World display of 130 dolls in ethnic dress, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).

Hmong New Year: Performances, cultural displays, marketplace, children's activities of the Hmong people of Laos and Thailand, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, including concert, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Armory/Center House, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).

Ski and Snowboard Sale and Swap: Consignment sale and Sturtevants ski, snowboard gear and clothing sale, other sports gear, proceeds benefit school programs, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd St., Mercer Island (mi-skiswap.com).

Bike ride to the library: Spokespeople easy-pace, 10-mile ride to library, new riders of all ages and skill levels welcome, steady rain cancels, 2 p.m. Saturday, arrive by 1:45 p.m. if new to riding in a group, Wallingford Playfield, 4219 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-547-9569 or www.cascade.org).

Polish Fall Bazaar: Borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, bakery and dessert bar, Polish pottery, crystal, books, crafts and holiday decorations, delicatessen with sausage, sauerkraut, pickles, chocolates, noon-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Polish Home Association, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle; free admission (206-322-3020 or www.polishhome.org).

Swedish Cultural Center Holiday Bazaar: Scandinavian gifts, art and crafts, antiques, food, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $1 donation at door; Swedish pancake breakfast available 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, $5-$7 (206-283-1090 or www.swedishculturalcenter.org).

Newport Way Library Book Sale: Used book sale, most 50 cents to $1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue (425-747-2390 or www.kcls.org/newportway).

Seattle Jazz Vespers: Casual, all-ages concert with Five Families Who Do Music Together, inspirational interlude, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations for musicians collected (206-325-6051 or www.seattlejazzvespers.org).

Compiled by Madeline McKenzie

For more community events, go to seattletimes.com/listings (search "community").

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